Daily Archives: May 23, 2016

Yu Darvish Is Returning On Saturday… All Fantasy Owners Can Rejoice

Fantasy owners, the time has come, Yu Darvish will be making his season debut on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Darvish is returning after 22 months of rehab following Tommy John Surgery.

 

He has made five rehab starts in the minor leagues and he has been very sharp. In those five starts, he has thrown 20 innings, with a 0.90 ERA, and 21 strikeouts. He has also hit 97 MPH with his fastball, which is a great sign of positive health. It looks like Darvish is back and ready to dominate for the Texas Rangers.

 

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 5/24/16

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P- Stephen Strasburg (vs. New York Mets): $13,400. Strasburg has had a great year so far. In 61 innings pitched, he has a 7-0 record, with a 2.80 ERA, 75 strikeouts, and 16 walks. In his last start, he faced the New York Mets, and he dominated them. He threw six innings, giving up six hits, one earned run, and striking out 10 batters. Strasburg should dominate again on Tuesday considering the Mets offense is struggling (.216 BA in the last seven games) and they lost a key bat in Lucas Duda.

 

P- Julio Teheran (vs. Milwaukee Brewers): $9,400. The Brewers’ offense has struggled all year long. In the last seven days, they are hitting a whopping .207 with a .269 OBP. This should bode well for Teheran. In 44 career at bats against Teheran, the Brewers are batting .227, with 11 strikeouts, and a .274 OBP. These numbers are very encouraging for this matchup on Tuesday.

 

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Milwaukee Brewers Week in Review: May 16-22

The Week in Review:  The Milwaukee Brewers went 2-4 in games played this past week.  Of course the biggest accomplishment was taking two of three games from the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park, winning 4-2 and 5-3.  The Cubs loss came in a 13 inning marathon that featured a lot of missed scoring opportunities and the first blown save by closer Jeremy Jeffress.   After that series wrapped up, the Crew traveled to New York and dropped all three to the Mets by close scores: 3-2, 5-4, and 3-1.

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Texas Rangers Prospect Promotion, Joey Gallo, Could Be Elite In Fantasy Baseball

The Texas Rangers have called up top prospect, Joey Gallo, after Drew Stubbs and Shin-Soo Choo landed on the disabled list. Gallo could be a very versatile asset to the Rangers’ lineup following his promotion. He is known for his extreme power production, but he also provides a lot of value and versatility in the field.

 

Throughout the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Gallo has played left field, third base, and first base. Based on the loss of Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Stubbs, Gallo could see significant time in the outfield.

 

He could also see time at first base if they Rangers decide to put Mitch Moreland in the outfield. Regardless of where he plays in the field, Gallo’s bat could be a huge upgrade to the Rangers’ lineup.

 

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Nine Innings/Questions with DoubleG Sports on the Yankees

If you like what you read below, check out more from Charlie Mule at DoubleGSports.com!

This is another in the series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

 

So, without further ado …

 

  1. How are the Yankee’s offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

 

The Yankees acquired Starlin Castro, Aroldis Chapman and Aaron Hicks.

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Breaking Down Bowman Baseball

2016 bowman baseball boxOne of my favorite baseball card releases of the season had come out recently with the Topps Company producing the long running (since 1989) Bowman.  Bowman is known to most as “The Home Of The Rookie Card” as the main focus is rookies, however that’s changed a bit with qualifications being put in place for what rookie card really is.  Bowman should really be known as “The Home Of The Players First Card” since most don’t qualify.  Regardless, I consider myself a prospector and this along with the November/December released of Bowman Draft is right up my alley.  Boxes are both retail and hobby, meaning…

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Jackie Bradley Jr. Extends His Hit Streak To 27 Games

Jackie Bradley Jr. has been a man on a mission over the last 27 games. In that timespan, he has a hit in every game and he has raised his batting average from .222 to .342. He now owns the longest hit streak of the 2016 season, but it doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon.

 

Bradley’s pitch recognition and consistent contact has been in a league of its own over the last month. During that month, Bradley is batting .420, with seven home runs, 26 RBIs, 16 runs, and a .505 OBP. For crying out loud, this guy is getting on base over 50% of the time. Coming from a career .236 batter, I don’t think anyone expected this kind of success from Bradley, but he is proving everyone wrong.

 

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